Islamabad on Saturday has reported the first confirmed case of the Omicron variant.
As being reported, the patient is in good health and has only minor symptoms.
First case of #OmicronVariant detected in Islamabad. The patient has travel history from Karachi. We are tracing all his contacts now. Everyone plz get vaccinated and follow SOPs— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) December 25, 2021
According to Islamabad District Health Officer (DHO) Zaeem Zia the case was detected in a 47-year-old male.
He said that he was working in Islamabad and had travelled out of the city for work-related purposes.
He also confirmed that 10 contacts of the patient were traced and subsequently isolated or quarantined.
“Amid the looming threats of Omicron variant, our health teams are prepared to respond as they did in previous waves/variants diligently,” he said.
It was a day ago when six more Omicron cases were reported in Karachi taking the total number of infections in the metropolis to eight.